I recently had the chance to talk with new NEA chairman Rocco Landesman for an interview we aired earlier this month. With so much interest in the NEA — both positive and critical — and now in Landesman himself, I asked him to participate in an online viewer forum and he’s agreed.
Wednesday on the PBS NewsHour, a conversation with Rocco Landesman, the former Broadway Producer who became the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts this past August.
Rocco Landesman is known as the producer who brought hits such as “Angels in America,” “Big River,” and “The Producers” to Broadway. But as the new chair of the National Endowment of the Arts, Landesman has given up the bright lights of the Great White Way for the halls of Washington’s bureaucracy. Continue reading
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